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Carmel's Forest Theater

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Address: Santa Rita & Mountain View, Carmel, CA 93922
Phone Number: +1 831-622-0100
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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PacRep at the Forest Theatre - annual family musical (Beauty & the...

PacRep at the Forest Theatre - annual family musical (Beauty & the Beast, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, etc.), and traditional Shakespeare Festival under the stars at one of the oldest outdoor theatres on the west coast Historic theatre dating to 1910 and early stage used by the Carmel 'bohemians' that started the city's theatre movement. Shakespeare Festival includes repertory productions at PacRep's Golden Bough Playhouse and the Circle Theatre.

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Wonderful if you can find the darn place and then find a place to park. Seriously I'm pretty good with directions and finding places b it this place is hidden behind a cloaking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2016
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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Wonderful if you can find the darn place and then find a place to park. Seriously I'm pretty good with directions and finding places b it this place is hidden behind a cloaking device. Once found, the performance of the Borrowers was excellent. Set was great. Intimate outdoor theater you will never forget. Picnic lunches encouraged and rightfully so as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

Well, it has been at least forty years since I have been in the Forest Theater and I understand they are doing a renovation. Here are my memories. The Theater was a place for local folks of all ages to participate in summer theater. As a teenager I was one of the geishas in 'Teahouse of the August Moon', my... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

The Forest Theater is a wonderful place to see a show, and now that it's being renovated, let's hope 2015 will see it back in action and better than ever. Make sure to see something produced by Pac Rep, take a picnic and a bottle of wine (and dress warmly) and you're almost guaranteed a perfect evening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Took my daughter to see wizard of oz here when she was 5 years old. Quaint little open air theatre in Carmel. We had such a good time and it was the perfect summer evening. My daughter has fond memories and periodically asks to go back. Will be returning on a future trip.

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

The Forest Theater is located within the Monterey Pine Forest of Carmel. Historically, it was the gathering place for summer plays involving the locals. It continues to this day with excellent productions produced and directed under the auspices of Pac Rep, a local theatrical company. Take a picnic supper, wrap up warmly and enjoy Carmel's theater under the stars.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

What a great venue! The Carmel Forest Theater's "FILMS IN THE FOREST" show classic films and documentaries on the big screen - all OUTDOORS, at night under the stars! You can watch the sunset through the trees and sometimes they have mini-bonfires burning. Dress in layers (however, some nights are fabulous, weather-wise) and bring a blanket for your bum. Seating... More 

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Lawrenceville, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Watched "Snow While and the Seven Dwarfs" and "Peter Pan" in 2013, both on Sunday afternoons. Both were very enjoyable experiences. The quality of acting, singing, and direction were amazing. So many children came to see the shows and none created any fuss. Parking may be a bit of a problem. Also, since this is an open theater, weather can... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

How is anyone saying this is not one of the most wonderful experiences in theater you could have????? My boyfriend and I were wandering through Carmel on a little vacation and spotted a sign saying that there was a play in town. When we got here it was the most amazing little experience ever. Not only was it really unique... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

The theater itself is stunning and the seating is intimate. I loved the set design and John Barrymore III as Hamlet was brilliant. It was such a thrill to see so many talented actors on the stage giving great performances. It was one of the best theater experiences I've ever had. There is a good mixture of comedy and drama... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

We attended the opening of Hamlet. The theater was beautiful. Fires burning in the fireplaces aside the stage made for an enchanted setting. The only problem was the acting. To be sure this is community theater but then don't try something ambitious as hamlet. Some actors were good for example Polonius and Hamlet. Others seemed to be reading from cue... More 

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